BREAKING: Jamaal Bowman surrenders to police after being charged for pulling fire alarm in Capitol

The "Squad" member surrendered to law enforcement Thursday morning.

Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC
On Thursday, Rep. Jamaal Bowman turned himself in to police for pulling the fire alarm in a Capitol office building during a meeting on a Republican-backed stopgap bill to keep the government funded past the Sept. 30 deadline.

The Democratic congressman has agreed to plead guilty after reaching an agreement with the Washington DC attorney general that will result in his "false fire alarm" charge being dropped.

According to Fox News, the "Squad" member surrendered to law enforcement Thursday morning, and will be arraigned.

Speaking with reporters after his surrender, Bowman reiterated that he wasn’t "trying to disrupt any official government proceeding."

The AG agreed to drop the charges against Bowman after three months so long as Bowman issues a formal apology and pays a $1000 fine.

Bowman released a statement soon after, which included an admission of guilt.

"I am responsible for activating a fire alarm," he said. "I will be paying the fine issued, and look forward to these charges being ultimately dropped."

Following the incident, many Republicans pointed out the double standards. Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, for example, called for Bowman to be prosecuted "using the same law they used to prosecute J6 defendants for interfering with an official proceeding."

"Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled the fire alarm in the Cannon building this afternoon and interrupted the official proceedings of the House as Republicans worked to keep the government open," Greene said.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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